Friday, December 4, 2015

I'm Glad to be Back: My List of Fabulous Finds (Week #23)

While taking a mini-blog vacation, I was only publishing here on Saturdays for the past few weeks so this is my first "Fabulous Finds" post in a while. During my blogging absence, I didn't get my photo collection as organized as I had hoped, but I did make a good dent in the project. 

Quite a bit happened while I was gone, however.  I managed to get our holiday lights up outside, took my son to get his cast off and his wisdom teeth out, and we went to Arizona for Thanksgiving.


In all, it was a busy couple of weeks, but I did miss blogging and I'm glad to be back.

I hope these "fabulous finds" I came across in the past few weeks will interest you.


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This Week's Fabulous Finds:


~ ~ Roasted Garlic

I am definitely going to try roasting garlic this way!


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~ ~  Perfect Pie Crust

A beautiful pie is like a work of art. This video from King Arthur Flour takes all the mystery out of how to crimp the edges, and make a really pretty crust.
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~ ~ A detector of Gluten

For people with Celiac Disease, ingesting even a small amount of gluten can be very harmful. I just read about a device that can test foods instantly to see if they are gluten-free. It should be available soon - and seems like it would be a wonderful tool.
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~ ~ Still Missing

When Malaysia airline MH370 went down in March 2014, I could not believe that it could just disappear. A year and a half later, sadly, it has still not been found. I just came across this update.
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~ ~  Holiday Lights

I managed to get our holiday lights up just before the weather turned really cold and snowy this year. If you haven't put yours up yet, you might find reading my article from last year helpful:
Christmas lights
I was glad I got these lights up before Thanksgiving. It snowed and temperatures dropped to subzero just before we left for Arizona.

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~ ~ A possible step forward in the fight against MS

A recent study looks at a promising approach to helping patients with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease which affects millions of people. While more work needs to be done, it would be wonderful if this research leads towards developing a cure.

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Have you ever tried roasting garlic using the method linked above?

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10 comments :

  1. Welcome back.
    When I think of crimping pie crust I am reminded of an episode of Steptoe and Son, where false teeth were used as the crimping tool. It did look impressive, but...

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    1. False teeth as a pie crimping tool - ooh, I haven't ever heard of that one ... hope they were new! lol!

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  2. Glad to see you back and with some great goodies to check out! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Rena - I hope your weekend was good and that your week is going well.

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  3. Looks like you found some goodies. :) Hope you enjoyed your "time off". We got our Christmas lights up this past weekend. My husband channeled his inner Clark Griswold and we've got a lot going on in our front yard. But the little ones are thrilled and excited for the holidays so it's worth it. :) Welcome back!

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    1. A husband how is happy putting up decorations is a good thing :) Happy holidays to you and your little ones. Enjoy seeing the magic of it all through their eyes.

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  4. So glad you had fun in Arizona! Thanks for the helpful list of finds...

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    1. We did have fun Lana, and our weather here has become very mild since our return. We were in a huge melt, so had a lot of mud ... almost prefer it when it stays cold and there is snow but no ice or mud to deal with. I think I may be hard to please!

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  5. Welcome back! I am waaaay behind in my everymoment readings. I remember last year's Christmas lights post. Thought of you yesterday actually as I was swaying on the ladder straining to stretch out my lights even farther. Your handy gadget would have been most welcome. And that roasting garlic tip is brilliant. Brilliant. Thanks, Susan.

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    1. Thanks for looking up past posts Kelly - and no need to apologize ... I totally understand good intentions and lack of time! I will be heading your way today to catch up with you as well :)

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